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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, november 15th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." angry words from the president and two republican critics over his top choice to become secretary of state. the fbi agent who help ed jill kelley is unmasked as we learn more about his investigation this revealed david petraeus' affair. and is it possible to eliminate all traffic accidents? we'll show you the brand new technology that the government wants in every car in the country. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to
block her possible nomination to secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks onhe u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. we now know the identity of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation into the petraeus affair. three people have been killed after rockets were fired into southern gaza. first israeli deaths killed a hamas military commander yesterday. bp has agreed to pay a record penalty over the gulf oil disaster. it also includes criminal charges. popular energy drink, fi five-hour energy, is making headlines because of a possible link to more than a dozen deaths. carrying three babies is no easy feat, especially when
they're the heaviest set of triplets on record. look at that. that is absolutely astonishing. simply fantastic. >> and all that matter. >> asked whether she should consider stepping aside simply to make room for younger members. >> let's, for a moment, honor that's a legitimate question. >> aha ha, ha. online petition to allow texas to withdraw from the united states has more than 100,000 signatures. >> these signatures are from 100,000 signatures. >> these signatures are from every state but texas. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in washington. norah o'donnell is in new york. there is a lot to talk about after president obama's first white house news conference in eight months. it covered everything from the budget crisis to libya to the david petraeus scandal. >> the president himself said that so much has happened lately, people forget the election was just a week ago.
nancy cordes covered the news conference. she is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, norah and our viewers in the west. the president came to the white house, eager to push his message on the fiscal cliff but also was peppered about his handling of national security, foreign policy. one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march, president obama was asked about the criticism of u.s. ambassador susan rice, his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: rice has come under fire from some republicans for initially stating in television interviews that the september attack on an american consulate in libya appeared to be the result of a spontaneous demonstration. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of
the white house, in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: and that's just what senator john mccain did a short time later. he has been one of rice's fiercest critics. >> first and foremost, the president of the united states, the commander in chief is the most responsible. and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mr. obama was also asked about the most pressing economic issue facing him and congress, the fiscal cliff. >> but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy.
a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. >> one of the most frequent criticisms we've heard from members on both sides is that you haven't done enough to reach out and build relationships. are there concrete ways you plan to approach your relationships with congress in the second term? >> look, i think there's no doubt that i can always do better. i think all of us have responsibilities to see if there are things we can improve on. i don't exempt myself from needing to do some self reflection and see if i can improve our working relationship. >> reporter: the president will be landing in new york city in about an hour and a half to tour the devastation left by hurricane sandy. then tomorrow he sits down with congressional leaders from both sides to discuss ways to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. charlie and norah? >> nancy cordes, thank you. cbs political director john dick
erson is here with me. >> it's good to be in washington. >> you've reversed roles here. you're here and norah is in new york. mindful of second-term presidents who overreach. there was a part of it that was restrained yesterday. the part that wasn't was when he took a whack at senators mccain and graham. that stood out in part in contrast to the other reserved approach he took to taxes, even saying he was being self reflective about dealing with congress, on the one hand, being self reflective about dealing with congress on the other hand he was so strong with mccain and graham. mccain and graham are taking a political shot at the president by picking on susan rice. if they want to pick on anyone, they should pick on him or the intelligence chiefs who gave her the intelligence that she was repeating. >> there's also some political considerations coming from the republican side, mitt romney yesterday had an analysis of the president. >> picking up in interviews with romney folks right after the
election. basically their argument is that the president did well with minorities, african-americans, hispanic voters and young voters because he systematically, basically, bought them off. with young voters he offered them -- talked a lot about college loans and with hispanic voters, having younger hispanic voters, the children of illegal immigrants, give them citizenship. with african-american voters, one strategist said it was this lowering of welfare requirements. that argument was essentially the one that mitt romney made with donors yesterday in a phone call and arguing basically this is how the president did it. >> and also paul ryan talking about the urban vote. norah? >> that's right. john, it was almost as if romney told supporters that obama won because he gave a chicken in every pot to everybody. >> exactly. and he's now become to -- this was essentially the sentiment at the heart of that secretly recorded video that came out during the campaign where he talked about the 47%, the people
so dependent on government they would vote for the president because he was going to hand things out. romney spent several weeks then trying to walk back from that statement. now he seems to be embracing it aga again, the idea basically that these voters are so easily manipulated that the president merely needed to dangle a thing or two in front of them and they would rush to him at the polls. the reason you would embrace this argument if you're in the romney camp is because the alternative argument, that they totally misread the electorate is a more painful one to embrace. >> the notion that nancy cordes raised, is the president clearly desirous of reaching out with good intentions to republicans? because the susan rice deal suggests that he's ready to fight. >> on that one, he is, because he's irritated sort of at a personal level as it was explained to me. on the tax issue, he was firm but also trying to be ambiguous. saying you have to raise revenue somehow. you can do it one of three ways.
raise taxes on those making over $250,000, reduce loop holes, keep the tax rate the same, reduce loop holes or some combination thereof. he basically thinks there's no way to do it without some kind of tax increase but is trying not to look like a bully about it. >> john dickerson, thank you very much. new details in the scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign. military is taking action against the woman involved in the case, also we have learned the name of the fbi agent who triggered the investigation. bob orr is here. good morning. >> good morning, charlie and the entire
investigaave all the information yet. > no national security nformation had been compromised. and just this morning, while on se rip in thailand, defense secretary leon panetta says he doesn't see the scandal wi >> i am not aware of any others his could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> r intellig enb muller briefed intelligence eaders, saying that broadwell, researching a book on petraeus, may have mishandled classified information. also on wednesday, broadwell's susp security clearances were canceled and macdill air force base in tampa revoked jill kelley's access to the base. looking into the e-mails kelley exchanged with general allen. officials officials say they contain be nothing of an explicit sexual nature but add the e-mails, if l naturelic, would be embarrassing. for his part, allen has privately denied any wrongdoing
pokenas not spoken publicly. his attorney did release a ntatement on his behalf saying that he was fully cooperating he was with the investigations and that so the extent there are questions about certain communications by general allen, he shares a desire to resolve uestions stions as completely snd quickly as possible. >> can you explain what ibppened? >> in an interview with charlie rose i rose in washington wednesday night, head of special operations remained high praise for his colleagues. >> my time serving with both and petraeus and john allen are two of the fine est officers i' ever served with. i'll leave it at that. >> petraeus is set to appear se before the house intelligence rr thanke over the attack on the consulate in benghazi that killed the ambassador and three other americans. rst.ots of interesting stuff to talk about first, john miller,
the whistleblower, what are we phriesng about him? >> fred humphries is an of theting figure in the fbi, member of the s.w.a.t. team. he cut his teeth on the ahmed millennium yearm case when he was just a two-year agent, because he spoke french. 'st he also has a medal, director's award for a shootout el he'smacdill front gate. he is known as a hard charger. what comes with that, though, a bitof people i spoke with worked with him, there was a bit f ban edge to him at guantanamo bay as an sborinterrogator, lef with bad blood. in this case, of course, when the agents stopped briefing him on the case that he brought in that he wasn't assigned to, he went outside the congress reporting that. now he has asked for histleblower status. going to on is, is he going to ee in some kind of trouble?
we don't know yet. >> other big question, front page of the wall street journal today is about some tension between the cia director, david petraeus, and the head of the was that petraeus, as this stuff was about to break, wanted han had back and put out his own timeline in benghazi, a different timeline than had been put out by the white house. petraeus this suggest? >> david petraeus comes into the cia as a military guy that everybody is looking at, he's at, to tne of us, who says i can challengthe challenge. i can defend my own agencies re here. i can show the troops i'm going t fight for them. etsgets in that sandwich between sandwichstration account that's become a political football and going out for his agency with in tharrels. s the middle of this, a sex errupts interrupts that. to t's interesting, he wants to do it anyway. >> and he may tomorrow -- or today -- or tomorrow behind wased doors with congress. was there a significant amount l'sclassified material on paula
broadwell's computers? we saw that raid this week, that additional raid. learning more she may have had additional materials than we thought. >> it may be more than we thought. the way they got to those materials in that raid, she signed a consent form. she told them what they would d nd and where they would find find ecurity has a security clearance. >> that's now been revoked. >> which has now been suspended, which is this first step toward ts m revoking it. but these are documents that, most likely in her job, she went and downloaded, printed or removed for her dissertation. allen.n panetta says he has jobendous confidence in john allen, remains at the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and clarissa ward is in kabul, and an has been talking to the troops about the scandal. the militr: the military here keeping veran is keeping very tight lipped about this. visit in a request to visit one
of the bases here and speak with of the tre troops and we were told that that would not be sossible and that the soldiers commead no public comment on such matters, that they remain focused on their mission. s were able to speak to some hoficers who asked to remain anonymous. and their reactions to this to this sre really quite mixed. there were some who said that this does not affect the mission here in afghanistan, that it has that no bearings whatsoever on their day-to-day operations. met one major wrote this to me. quote, we're taught to live the rmy values and assure our soldiers, down to the lowest private, lives them as well. when one of the most senior-ranking well-known generals of our generation can't gh that, it makes it kind of hengh to make a private do it and then discipline them when they don't. weekcbs this morning," clarissa ward, kabul. >> a week of violence along the gaza strip is escalating this
morning. on wednesday israel assassinated hamas' top commander. in staroute, israel, allen pichlt zzey has our story. >> reporter: neither side has shown signs of being able to call a truce. sending israeli citizens running for cover. poorly aimed but deadly nonetheless. family of three died when one struck their home. they had gone on to their roof to watch an aerial display. at the same time that the family died more than 1,000 gaza residents took to the streets. the march was to bury the hamas military leader killed in an air strike.
funeral was as much a gesture of defiance as it was mourning. in the bizarre and unprecedented twist, the mini war was virtually announced on twitter. at 6:22 local time last night, the israeli defense force tweeted, we recommend that no hamas operatives show their face above ground. hamas responded with their own tweet. our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are. you opened hell's gates on yourselves. minutes later the israeli military tweeted captured ahmed jabari, eliminated. the killing sparked even more rocket attacks. anti-missile defense systems intercepted a number of them fired by gaza, but some got through.
all right, norah. we have some changing weather in the bay area. just a few high clouds outside. going to see a lot of sunshine early on then the clouds really going to thicken up toward the latter part of the day as it looks like high pressure gets out of the way. we get ready for some rain. temperatures right now 30s in some of the valleys, 40s and 50s elsewhere. by the afternoon still mild, mainly into the 60s. some places near 70 degrees in the afternoon. but here we go, showers tonight, rain tomorrow, more over the weekend. this national weather report sponsored by big lots.
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good morning. 7:26 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines right now. two suspicious fires under investigation in vallejo. a bar was damaged this morning and there was a house fire just two blocks away a few hours earlier. a woman picked up her fourth dui arrest in 10 years this morning here at san francisco. and she led the chp on a wild chase through the city during which a bicyclist was injured and a utility pole was knocked down. tmz confirms cat williams was arrested in oakland overnight in connection with a fight at a club in east oakland. a computer glitch has caused problems with united airlines this morning. some worldwide flights have been delayed. call ahead or get there early. traffic and weather coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,
this is what it's doing to the drive time in the red already backed upcoming down the eastshore freeway. 44 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. also, pretty heavy from the altamont pass and livermore. here's a live look outside. the nimitz 880 through oakland, you will notice delays in those northbound lanes past the coliseum. also if you are traveling southbound 80 we have backups approaching mowry an accident with an overturned car. that is traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> changes in the weather around the bay area today we'll see some of those changes looking good so far. nice start to the day. we have high clouds in the distance. we are going to see more of those clouds toward the afternoon. right now still cool 30s in the valleys, 40s and 50s elsewhere. this afternoon mild, temperatures around 70 but rain returns tonight and for tomorrow. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com ,, ,,,,,, .
several women involved. one set of twins. and a guy, a shirtless guy from the fbi. [ laughter ] and i'm -- i mean don't you don't you miss the simplicity of the clinton years? >> thanks. man.to love dave letterman. income back to cbs "this you're i i'm nora o'donnell in new york. charlie rose, you're in my chair sitting rton. he i'm sitting right here. i feel the great not of the chair. >> >> miss you. >> i meiss you, and i'll be bac tomorrow. there's a sense of unit here in washington because there's orientation for the newest members of congress. chip reid is out the capitol. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, and good morning to our viewers out west. earlier this morning the 80 or so new member of congress gathered on the capitol steps for their freshman class photo. they won't be sworn in until january, but they're here this week for a crash course on congress 101. the halls of the u.s. capitol
hel a bit like high school this week, returning congressman strut with the confidence of >> r seniors. >> good morning. em reporter: newly elected embers seem like eager freshmen. >> on the scale of one to ten, one your? are you? >> a ten. it is exciting. >> reporter: there are nearly 80 ew members in the house including indiana's susan usanks. >> it has been a lot of rules. a lot of discussion about the dos and don'ts. >> reporter: and hawaii's congressman. >> a lot of people picture y arrivemen ferried around in across a r when they arrive and ralk across a red carpet. what was your introduction like? in my train was an hour and a and late. walked out of union station to statiline of over 100 people waiing for taxis. >> reporter: she decided to walk ta more than a mile to her hotel, dragging her luggage. >> a kind gentleman stopped me and said, excuse me, young lady, are you lost? i said, yes, please help.
>> reporter: gabbard will be the first hindu in a congress settin setting records for diversity, nearly 100 women and 33 hi hispanics. for all the new members, it's an rld.rely new world. >> we've all been campaigning, we all have ideas our districts t us andt us. where are the bathrooms? inois orter: illinois duckworthman-elect duckworth as unique challenges. q shebat pilot in iraq, she lost both legs when a heret-propelled grenade hit her helicopter. hich'm learning which building andhich building and which -- wheelchaie wheelchair entrance. ell the buildings have a gs havhair entrance, but it's rance bthe same place. i have to figure out where it is. sometimes i have to go around the block to find wine.
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buy was also washed away. >> so people whose car has been damaged should you buy a new or used car. >> this is the question. it's actually an interesting answer because most people think if you buy a used car you'll get a better deal than if you buy a new car. but in some cases you can actually get a better deal on a new car regardless of what's happened to the cars in the hurricane. in fact there are a number of them. mdx, acure gentleman, honda, that are generally speaking less expensive new than used. >> what about the concern that some of these cars that were damaged in hurricane sandy could be refurbished and then resold. >> you have to watch out for them. this is something we saw after hurricane katrina after multiple walsh damages in this country. you tend to see cars make their way back out into the supply. you have to be vigilante about it. you can check for the car's vin number. there are experiences and i've talked to people who bought cars
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got shorter. but then after a while that started to seem too long so we moved to text and now we're just taking the next logical step now we send nothing. we finally realized we don't have anything to say. >> the national transportation safety board usually focus on airplane accidents but the ntsb said yesterday that new cars and trucks should have the most up to date technology to avoid collisions and as mark strassman reports it could cut traffic deaths by more than half. >> reporter: air bags, seat belts and safer designs have made cars better than ever and protecting occupants from crashes. what about cars that can prevent cars from having an accident in the first place. avoidance technology is already on the road. like automatic braking systems. we put volvo's automatic braking system to the test.
that system comes standard in this volvo xc760. the national transportation safety board wants the federal government to require automakers to make it standard equipment in all cars. along with other advanced safety technologies like blind spot monitors and lane departure warning systems. all of these kinds of systems put together can significantly reduce the number of accidents we have on our highways, there by reducing the number of injuries and fatalities as a result. >> reporter: and the insurance institute estimates the safety systems could reduce fatal highway accidents by more than half if they were installed in every new car. >> if we can reduce the opportunity to have an injury or fatality those lives are saved, all of those expenses of a terrible loss to the family they are eliminated. >> reporter: carmakers say standard equipment would be too expensive. one industry says braking system would cost $3,500 and consumers would have to pick up the tab.
for cbs "this morning," mark strassman, atlanta. >> sounds like a good idea to me. >> i was just about to say the same thing. absolutely. i always thought that was a great idea. would probably save a lot of lives and accidents. >> do you have that on your car? >> no, i don't. i do that have that thing when you veer over the car vibrates, that lane change thing. almost there. all right. celebrity chef guy fieri is the target of a restaurant review that's so bad it's gone viral. the "new york times" ask you sk everything from the food to the drinks. we'll have that coming up on cbs "this morning." >> this portion of cbs "this morning" is sponsored by macy's.
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share. and that adds up to serious money when they finally take it down to the wall street coin star. [ laughter ] >> once the computer has a trading strategy or algorth. >> jason aldean learned a hard lesson a few weeks ago. he and his wife talk about that for the first time on cbs "this morning." ♪ united airlines... as a comr snafu is causing long delayn >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald.
it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. more problems this morning for united airlines. as a computer snafu is causing long delays on flights across the country, this could especially be a problem at san francisco airport, where united handling about half of all the flights. a spokesman there says only some flights are affected at this point. united is a minor carrier at mineta international airport in san jose. this is the third major computer outage for united since june. >> arson investigators are looking at a suspicious fire in vallejo the second one in the city overnight. it started at 3 a.m. inside the village bar on tuolumne street. no reports of any of injuries there. >> stay with us. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,
accident actually in the opposite direction southbound 880 approaching embarcadero. never quite recovered. also coming down the eastshore freeway westbound 80 by buchanan an accident just cleared, unfortunately that is super busy as well from th carquinez bridge to the maze. high clouds overhead but nice day ahead as we'll see transitional weather today as we get ready for rain. but it should stay dry most of the day today. 30s and 40s around the bay, 50s approaching the coastline. this afternoon, a lot of 60s, high clouds streaming in, then late tonight into tomorrow, we are expecting rain to return, showers throughout the weekend. ,,,,,,,,
it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." temperatures rise in washington as president obama defends u.n. ambassador susan rice against republican critics. and country star jason aldean talks about the highs of being on top of the charts and the lows of being tabloid fodder. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: the president came to the east room of the white house yesterday, eager to push his message on the fiscal cliff, but he was also peppered with questions about his handling of national security and foreign policy. mitt romney yesterday had an analysis of the president. >> basically, their argument is the president did well with minorities, african-americans, hispanic voters and young voters because he systematically, basically bought them off. petraeus is set to testify
before the house intelligence committee tomorrow morning in washington over the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> this fbi agent number one, the whistle-blower, what are we learning about him? >> fred humphrey's kind of well known as a hard-charger. there's a bit of an edge to him. new, high-tech tools have the potential to cut traffic deaths in half. >> those lives are saved, all of those expenses of the terrible loss to the family, they are eliminated. charles rose, hey, you're in my chair in washington! >> i'm sitting right here. it's -- i feel the greatness of the chair. and the sexiest man alive is channing tatum. i'm happy for him, but i'd like to remind people that sometimes abs are on the inside, you know? [ laughter ] >> that's good. that's good. >> i'm charlie rose in washington. gayle king and norah o'donnell are in new york. president obama's strongly backing united nations ambassador susan rice, his choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. he traded strong words yesterday with two republicans who have denounced rice's attempt to
explain the attack on the american consulate in libya. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we're not picking on anybody, and i doubt if the families of these brave americans who were murdered would believe that we are "picking on" anyone. we are trying to find out the facts. the american people deserve to know the facts. we can't ever let this happen again. >> cbs news has obtained briefing notes that ambassador rice received on the day she first spoke about the attack. margaret brennan is here with that story. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. it's good to have you in
washington, charlie. >> good to be here. >> well, we do those speaking points that the cia gave to ambassador rice. they also gave them to the members of the house intelligence committee for appearances. and this is what they said, the consensus view of the intelligence community up to september 15th, "available information suggests that the demonstrations in benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the u.s. embassy in cairo and evolved into a direct assault. there are indications that extremists participated," there's a hedge there, but the benghazi attack was not referred to as a terrorist event. however, ambassador rice is a cabinet member, meaning she gets daily intelligence briefings like the president does, the content of those not known, but republican senators say that she misled the public and that they will block her confirmation as secretary of state. the white house is betting that they can get at least five republicans to join the democratic majority to get her through and confirmed, if nominated as secretary. meantime, cbs has learned that
the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, will go to the hill and answer questions from congressional investigators, but she's not likely to do that until the state department's own investigation is complete. sources close to that investigation say that likely won't happen until the end of december. >> and they have not yet interviewed the secretary of state? >> they have not, two months in. state department's own investigators have not spoken to the secretary or her aides. they have debriefed the five diplomatic security agents who survived and some low-level employees. they have also viewed video from the ten security cameras at the consulate that recorded the attack. the fbi has those. congress wants them. they're not likely to get them. >> thank you. >> thanks, charlie. >> norah? also at his news conference, president obama talked about the scandal that led david petraeus to resign as cia director. he called it just one episode in an extraordinary career. >> he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of cia with respect
to this personal matter that he is now dealing with with his family and with his wife. >> meanwhile, there's a new focus on jill kelley, the socialite house wife who sparked the investigation and her ties to florida's macdill air force base. manuel bojorquez is following that story in tampa. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. jill kelley was known for lavish parties at her home here, where she hosted tampa's elite, including top military leaders, but now she is hold up inside. within one week, the life she spent more than a decade cultivating is slipping away. jill kelley and her husband scott, who was seen last night outside their home for the first time since the scandal broke, were at the top of tampa's social scene, and jill worked hard to get them there. >> it's my opinion that she does what she thinks is necessary to become perceived as being important, being around the right people. >> reporter: barry cohen, a
tampa attorney, once employed kelley's twin sister. they are now in a legal battle, but he says he used to attend parties at the kelleys' home where this photo with david and holly petraeus was snapped. >> i understand that there was a effort made to infiltrate macdill and their brass, and that's what they did. >> reporter: jill kelley gained access to macdill air force base for two years through a program for civilian volunteers called friends of macdill. on tuesday, that was revoked. she also so impressed foreign dignitaries, that in august, she was named 1 of 15 honorary consuls for south korea in the u.s. now that's being re-evaluated. the life she built started to crumble when she asked an fbi friend, now identified as agent frederick humphries, for help. [ knocking ] this is cbs news. no one answered his door last night, but sources say he is the
one who first saw six anonymous e-mails now believed to be from petraeus's alleged mistress, paula broadwell. the situation quickly escalated. sources tell cbs news jill kelley wanted to drop the inquiry when she learned the fbi would have access to all of her e-mai e-mails. some of those reportedly flirtatious e-mails exchanged with another high-profile official, general john allen, are now the source of their own investigation. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. through a statement, he said he would cooperate with investigators and has denied any inappropriate relationship with jill kelley. friends of the kelleys who did not wish to speak on camera said the kelleys are a loving couple and have a strong marriage. there are big changes in china today. the communist party there is taking a great leap forward this morning with new leadership. the country's future president will have his work cut out for him, though.
bill whitaker is in beijing and joins us with that story. bill, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. 59-year-old xi jinping is an engineer said to be affable and confident. he'll need all those skills and more to lead the world's second largest economy and most populous country through perilous times. [ applause ] xi jinping stepped onstage at the great hall of the people and onto the world stage. his job is daunting, to keep this economic powerhouse growing and the communist party in power. xi inherits an economy that is slowing, while citizen discontent is growing over pollution, corruption and the yawning gap between rich and poor. whether xi deals with these challenges through reform or repression is the big, unanswered question. since the time of mao, the communist party has cloaked the personal lives of china's leaders under a veil of mystery,
but as we face more open times, we've been able to learn little bit more about the life of xi jinping. he has a daughter at harvard and a famous wife. pong li wan is a member of the liberation army and popular folk singer. china's new leader has an elite pedigree, known here as a communist party princeling. his father fought with mao, became vice premier, but during the chaotic cultural revolution in the '60s and '70s, xi's father and xi himself were labeled reactionaries, xi sent to the countryside for re-education. after his rehabilitation, xi rebounded quickly. he ran several bustling economic zones, including the biggest, shanghai. as vice president, he visited the united states this year, met with president barack obama and went to iowa, where he had once gone on a trade mission. still, little is known about his political beliefs. >> whenever there's a new
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. guy fieri, did i say it right? guy fieri is famous because she interviewed him. he's famous for his restaurants and food network star status. a "new york times" restaurant review may be giving him heart burn. we'll show you review that's pretty bad and explain why it could be a recipe for success. but right now dr. holly phillips has some new information on how multitasking can be bad for you. >> good morning. today in health watch media multitasking. it turns out smartphones may be
too smart for our own good. a study finds multitasking or using your phone with other media could be harmful to your health. researchers studied the media habits of 319 college students. they looked at how often they used computers while watching tv and other media combinations and their findings macon vince you to unplug and unwind. multitaskers were more likely to be depressed. they had greater social anxiety and the results held regardless of personality types. over the past decade, media usage has increased and use is up 20% and multitasking has more than doubled raising concerns about how much we interact with each other on a more personal level. other data shows multitasking can slow brain speed and impair long term memory and concentration. next time you're tapping away with head phones on take a step back and reconsider. media in moderation is the newman date. i'm dr. holly phillips.
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this morning a rest. rant review that came out yesterday is giving the restaurant industry a mouthful to talk about. >> as carter evans reports the target is a high-profile food network star. >> reporter: guy fieri is one of the most recognizable chefs on tv. he hosts diners, drive-ins and dives the most popular show on the food network. he has a rock star persona that leaves some fans speechless. >> where your from? >> i don't know. >> reporter: but at his american kitchen and bar in new york city, his newest restaurant the food is leaving critics with a bad taste in their mouths. a really bad taste. the "new york times" gave the restaurant no stars, not one. instead food critic pete wells
calls it poor and serves up insults. were you struck by how very far from awesome the awesome pretzel chicken tenders are. did you try that blue drink, the one that gloss like nuclear waste. any idea why it tastes like some combination of radiator flew ud and formaldehyde. russ parsons is food editor of the "new york times." ep said the problem is guy's american kitchen isn't selling all american food. in place of a cheeseburger guy offers a black angus patty with donkey sauce. >> something he invented like donkey sauce. that cracked me up. would you eat something with donkey sauce? >> reporter: in this case bad food could cook up good publicity. >> how bad can a negative review be for business. >> in this case it could help. i'll probably pass by and see
what it's all about. >> you want to see if that margarita tastes like radiator fluid. >> reporter: one bad review won't kill a restaurant but consistently bad food will. most customers say they won't be back for seconds. the steak was so rubbery i felt we were eating beaver tail. fieri has an answer. can't have eight restaurants and be doing it that wrong. >> so he right? we'll know in short order. for cbs "this morning" carter evans, los angeles. >> i'm still stuck at beaver tail. >> and donkey sauce. no thanks.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
we're seeing about a 10- to 15- minute delay for united flights out of sfo. earlier, a massive computer outage caused delays here and at other airports. anyone flying on united today is advised to check with the airline before heading to the airport. police are questioning comedian cat williams in connection with a fight in downtown oakland. officers told the "oakland tribune" that they are investigating an incident where someone hit another man in the head with a bottle. it happened near the courtyard marriott on broadway last night. williams was in town for an appearance at oracle arena tomorrow. california may soon have a budget surplus. the legislative budget analyst says the deficit will be about $1.9 billion this fiscal year and we could see a surplus by 2014. more revenue will come from the prop 30 tax hike, which voters approved last week. stay with us, traffic and weather coming right up. ,, ,,,,,,,,
good morning. we're following a couple of different incidents including two separate accidents, one eastbound lanes of 92 approaching ralston. you can see it's pretty slow across the stretch. also along the peninsula northbound 101 right before san tomas expressway. one lane is blocked. and we're seeing a long line of red traffic sensors just behind that accident. else where, here's a look at the nimitz, this is a problem since about 7:30 this morning. it's been jammed up. we had one earlier crash actually in the opposite direction southbound 880 approaching embarcadero. but it's the northbound lanes, it's stop and go from hayward to downtown oakland. similar story for the milpitas ride. you can see just a few brake lights leaving milpitas at 880
880/237 and the bay bridge toll plaza, 20 minutes to get on the bridge. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> changing weather for the bay area today quiet to begin with out the door. a lot of sunshine and a few high clouds moving in overhead. the temperatures now in the 40s and 50s. but as we look toward the afternoon we are going to see some increasing clouds and that means some changes on the way. temperatures still pushing 70 degrees into places like san jose, about 68 also in livermore. 67 in concord and 65 degrees in san francisco. it looks like though tonight those clouds gather and we could see some rain developing late tonight. rain expected on friday, showers could continue into saturday then a stronger storm moves in late saturday night into sunday. unsettled weather continues into next week.
this is just bad basketball. he grabbed a rebound and decided to shoot at his own basket. not only is he shooting at the wrong basket, he can't even make the shot. finally his teammates step in. no harm, no foul. man. welcome back, everybody, to "cbs this morning." >> he's not doing so good today. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." bartlett's familiar quotations is out with a new edition, the first in a decade. >> some people are in it for the very first time, like steve
jobs, jon stewart and barack obama. and jeff glor spoke with the man who put it all together. >> good morning. they've been doing this for 152 years. but bartlett says this is the most substantial revision ever. and the material has changed because our world has, too. >> ask not -- >> reporter: they range from the epic -- >> what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. >> reporter: to the outrageous -- >> i love the smell of napalm in the morning. >> reporter: some are better sung. ♪ others can hardly be read. they are the phrases that define our world, all found side by side in one place, bartlett's familiar quotations. if you want a snapshot of who we are and why, this is where to look. >> always be closing. >> reporter: the collection of quotes was first published by
bookseller john bartlett in 1855 as a way to keep notable passages all in one place. it was then 258 pages long. >> obviously his original edition was dominated by the bible, by shakespeare. that is what has expanded tremendously. complete works of elizabeth jordan. >> reporter: jeffrey o'brien is the general editor of the just released 18th edition of bartlett's. now a massive 1,400 pages-plus. he spent six years digesting new material and ultimately deciding who would make the cut. how do you decide what goes in? >> it is a judgment call. that's what makes it different from just googling something and coming up with 100 different fragments unrelated. >> reporter: the latest edition contains 20,000 quotes, 2,500 of
them new. among them, more women, more international voices and much more media. television shows, events and interviews. >> i didn't like it. didn't inhale and never tried it again. >> reporter: music -- ♪ >> i'm the king of the world! >> reporter: and film. >> the lines that people recognize that became the basis for conversation. this is the process by which quotes come familiar. >> you had me at hello. >> reporter: quotes also become familiar through crisis. >> the number of casualties will be more than any of us can bear ultimately. >> reporter: 9/11 has a heavy presence in the latest edition of bartlett's, with words from allies as well as enemies. >> stalin is in there, hitler is in there.
it's not simply about words that uplift and words to live by. it's also the things that may have had a terrible influence. >> i will command as best i can. >> reporter: or just unexpected ones, like these three words from "south park". >> they killed kenny. >> reporter: they killed kenny? >> yeah. >> reporter: what's the reasoning there? >> well, actually one of my colleagues insisted on that. >> yes, yes, yes! >> reporter: in bartlett's, it can be said all that counts -- >> i'll have what she's having. >> >> reporter: -- is all that matters. >> the eagle has landed. >> reporter: as long as it's familiar and unforgettable. >> good night, and good luck. >> we could just sit here and quote them all morning long. >> we really could. your piece was beautifully done. >> thank you. >> but the right quote, i think, can change your mood and change your mind.
>> absolutely. you just dive into bartlett's. we have some of our favorites here, right? >> i'll go first. eleanor roosevelt, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. that was eleanor roosevelt. i think that says everything. one of my favorites that's not in the book one of my favorites is, when people show you who they are, believe them the first time. think about that for a second. >> first impression. >> one of my favorites is, whatever you do or dream you can, begin it, boldness as genius and power and magic in it. >> brilliant quote. my uncle tags every one of his e-mails with that quote. i love some of the david foster wallace quotes in the book. one of those was in the piece. i also love the last lecture. he says, you give people the help by telling the truth, be earnest. i'll take an earnest person over a hip person because hip is short term, earnest is long term.
>> that's great. and charlie's favorite quote -- >> is from einstein. >> of course. i have no special talents, i am only passionately curious. >> very nice. thank you, jeff. >> sure, guys. jason aldean is selling out stadiums all across the country. this morning, he talks about the next stage of his career after weathering a storm over a ,,,,,,
a big scandal in new york. a dozen new york jets players told a reporter that tim tebow is terrible. they said he is a terrible quarterback. and believe me, if anybody knows terrible, it's the jets. these guys know what they are talking about. they know what they are talking about. >> country music's jason aldean had a long ride to the top and he's planning to stay a while. his new cd debuted at number one
just as the scandal threatened to shake up his career and his family. >> he spoke about the pitfalls of being famous. >> you guys having a good time so far tonight? >> reporter: by all measures, jason aldean has made it. a country music superstar, complete with packed venues and devoted fans who know all his songs by heart. ♪ >> reporter: what's it like, a venue like this, 20,000 people, you can sell out in four minutes? >> it's really crazy, man. it really is. this year has really been the first year that that's happened. and the thing for me, i remember standing on stage and looking out and there being 100 people out there watching.
>> reporter: 14 years ago, the georgia native moved to nashville with a guitar and a dream. it's a familiar story that ends most often with disappointment. >> one in a million shot. it doesn't matter how good you are. some of the best singers don't ever do anything. >> reporter: after four albums and several country hits, a first for aldean -- his album "night train" debuted at number one last month. >> people like lady gaga and justin bieber and all these people that are mainstream artists that are so big and then here we are sitting above all of them right there, number one. that's pretty incredible. this isn't just any show tonight. >> reporter: on this night in dallas, aldean is using that success to promote a cause that is deeply personal for him and his wife, jessica. >> actually married to my cousin
which is how jason and i met. >> reporter: family friend melissa morstad died from breast cancer eight years ago. >> here she is leaving three little girls and so young, 29 years old. and she died. >> reporter: for the last seven years, aldean has held a concert for the cure, the annual event orchestrated by jessica, on ticket sales and merchandise, to benefit the susan g. komen foundation. >> every year it's gotten bigger and better. >> reporter: keeping pace with aldean's career, donations are growing steadily and significantly. >> we have finally hit the $500,000 mark. $590,000. thank you guys so much! >> reporter: it's the kind of moment that provides a glimpse of jason aldean, the man, devoted to family and prevent, which is why fame is sometimes an unwelcomed spotlight. in september, photographs surfaced showing aldean
embracing and apparently kissing another woman in los angeles. he apologized saying he had too much to drink. but left the bar alone that night. this is the first time the couple has addressed the issue publicly. people would want to know how you two are doing right now. >> i think we're fine. i think anytime you go through anything like that, it's tough. we've been together for a long time and been through a lot of things together. those are things that most people get to deal with this private. we didn't have the luxury of doing that. >> reporter: high school sweethearts, jason and jessica have been married 11 years. >> i would say you go ask any couple who's been married for 30, 40, 50 years. i guarantee you, it hadn't always been roses. >> reporter: whether it's the sincerity you expect from one of his songs -- ♪
or just plain talent, jason aldean's audience remains loyal and his upcoming tour dates are selling out faster than his fans can swipe a credit card. it took just seven minutes to fill boston's fenway park. >> i don't do it for the business side of everything. no offense, but to do interviews and -- that's not what i signed up for this for. i love playing music and that's what it's about. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning", dallas. >> he was here and he's a really great guy. for women who have been through cheater, cheater, pumpkin eaters, is what i call them, you never know. you never know what you're going to do until you're in that situation. they've decided to work it out. i think that's good for them. >> i'm a big fan of his music and certainly wish them the best.
does a lot for breast cancer. >> yes, we do. steven spielberg's new movie brings a political genius of our 16th president to live. doris kearns goodwin's biography of lincoln inspired the film. we'll talk with the pulitzer prize-winning author when "cbs this morning" continues. hello! the big screen. ,,,,,,
>> daniel day lewis plays the title role in the new movie "lincoln" and he is knockout, based on the best-selling book "team of rivals" by the one and only doris kearns goodwin. >> this is the first book selected for "cbs this morning" reads, the publisher has just rereleased it and the author is with us now. good morning. >> good morning. i'm glad to be here. >> this is so great to have this book re-released, the time of the movie. you've done a lot of biographies of presidents. and you spent ten years on lincoln. why lincoln? >> i think after i finished franklin and eleanor roosevelt and that was such a dramatic moment, the world war ii, i can't go back to fillmore or someone like that. you have to go up. lincoln is the most defining moment in our history. i was terrified when i started. how could i do anything new
about him? but it was worth taking that risk to live with his character for ten years. >> i feel in the book, doris, and in the movie, too, we really get to know him. we get to know him extremely well. i was surprised to hear about his voice. i assumed he had this big, booming voice. you believe and many others that daniel day lewis really got it right. >> he wanted to get those little things right. i took him to springfield for a couple of days to see the various lincoln sites and we talked about voice and walk and humor. and people who knew lincoln at the time said he had a high-pitched voice and when he spoke to big crowds, the baritone voice would get stuck on the first row. we knew from his partner that he walked like a laborer, as if he had the burden of the world on his shoulders. so daniel starts walking like that probably months before the movie. >> he didn't want tag to go to the gravesite, i understand? >> it was so interesting. i planned the day's trip for him
to see the house, the museum and to go to the grave. and he decided, i just don't want to think of him dead. i understand that. i could barely get to the end of the book. i felt like i was losing this great man that i lived with for song. >> he's part of your dna by that time. charlie rose, you know a thing or two about lincoln. >> i think a thing or two about doris kearns goodwin, too. doris, among all the qualities he had, what is it that you think most defined him? >> i think the thing that most defined him was that he had this humility but confidence at the same time. so there was never arrogance but he knew who he was. and on top of that, he had such a sense of empathy for the people around him, a sense of melancholy about life. he had such a sense of humor. it relaxed everybody else around him in the midst of the worst
stages of the war. wow, he was funny. >> you write about his face, you said his features did not belong to that of a handsome man, that he looked sad. i thought that was interesting. because of the hair? >> no, just something about the bone structure of his face that made him look sad, that really long face. people said you could feel melancholy dripping from him. but once he started speaking, it was as if this puppet came alive. he would laugh louder than everyone else, slapping his knee. suddenly you saw him alive. that's what daniel does in the movie. he tells stories endless. >> this is about lincoln and his team of rivals, other people he was a rival with and who he brought into his cabinet. is there a lesson for obama in his second term with lincoln. term, obama tried to bring in -- hillary was the big rival in the beginning. somebody asked him early on,
would you really be willing to put a rival into your cabinet? he quoted lincoln and said, the country's in peril, i want the strongest people in the country by my said. he tried to bring judd gregg in and he did bring in biden. i think he'll try it again, too. the trouble with our country now, it's so divided that the other party might feel it's a traitor's act to join a cabinet. he brought businessmen to run his production agencies because we had a war. we are under a common problem to get this economy going again. >> is it true that he sought you out to talk about lincoln? what did he want to know from you? >> he was still running for the nomination and i had my cell phone and i picked it up the other day. and on the other side, he said, this is barack obama. he wanted to talked about lincoln's emotional intelligence. he couldn't believe that this man was able to forgive things
that had happened in the past, that he was able to surround himself with people who could argue with him. >> we have a viewer question for you because we've collected your book. what was the most surprising or shocking thing about an historical event or person that you discovered in your research? >> i think for me, because i always pictured him -- suddenly i saw that sense of humor. somebody says to him, your two-faced. he said, if i had two faces, you think i'd be wearing this face? >> doris kearns goodwin, thank you so much. that does it for us. bye-bye, charlie. see you tomorrow. up next is your local news. see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning.",, frigidaire
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it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 headlines. a woman picked up her fourth dui arrest in 10 years this morning in san francisco. the chp tried to stop her after seeing her using a closed freeway ramp. she then took off. during the chase, she hit a car that hit a bicyclist. the bike rider will recover. oakland has two weeks to figure out the future of its police force. a federal judge ordered the city to start settlement talks with those calling for an outside receiver to take control of the department. the two sides must have a list of their agreements by november 29. this is the day for the annual great american smoke- out. the american cancer society began the program in 1977 to get smokers to give up smoking. at the berkeley bowl marketplace people can turn in cigarettes 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. lawrence has the forecast. >> changing weather, quiet this morning, high clouds out the
door. temperatures not too bad. mainly in the 40s and 50s now. i think as we head throughout the day though we are going to see some gathering clouds and the temperatures going to be a little cooler than yesterday. still mild though near 70 degrees in livermore and san jose, about 65 degrees in san francisco. but late tonight, storm clouds roll in. chance of rain later on. rain expected on friday. showers continuing into saturday. then a stronger storm moves in saturday night into sunday. unsettled weather after that. we'll check on your "timesaver traffic" coming up next. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever you're craving. spend 25 dollars and a frozen safeway turkey is 59 cents a pound. or spend 25 dollars and get a fresh safeway select turkey for 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life.
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